West Seattle Crime Watch: Saturday night gunfire & shooting followups

A few more details this afternoon about two incidents mentioned here late Saturday/early Sunday, after we asked Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith about both:

DELRIDGE SHOOTING: As reported here early Sunday, a man showed up at Harborview Medical Center saying he had been shot near his residence in the 4700 block of Delridge Way SW. Lt. Smith says the victim drives a “party bus” and reported parking it near his residence, then being approached by someone while walking home, and getting into an argument. During the clash, he told police, the other man pulled out a gun and shot him in the left thigh. No arrest so far.

HIGH POINT GUNFIRE: We originally reported on this late Saturday night. Multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots; police quickly traced it to the 6500 block of Sylvan Way SW, and linked it to an earlier 911 call in which someone said their neighbor had threatened to shoot them. Near the residence where that happened, Lt. Smith says, they found 14 shell casings from what might have been two different 9mm guns. No injuries; no arrests so far.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Saturday night gunfire & shooting followups"

  • Jay May 23, 2016 (4:47 pm)

    Wasn’t there a shooting just east of Delridge/Alaska a few months ago? I recall that a party bus had a window shot out in that instance.

  • Mr Matt May 23, 2016 (6:19 pm)

    Rival party bus companies beefin’ over turf? :D

  • Trickycoolj May 23, 2016 (10:03 pm)

    6500 Sylvan is SHA housing. Any follow up from SHA? A little nerve wracking that someone literally on my block is attracting someone willing to spray a house with 15 bullets. Thank God I was at a friend’s house in Greenlake when it happened… This time.

    • WSB May 23, 2016 (10:39 pm)

      That wasn’t the exact address – we don’t publish exact addresses and I don’t have them in this case anyway – but otherwise, no, we don’t routinely check with people’s landlords as a crime followup. While the call claimed the victim/target had been threatened by a neighbor, there apparently was no proof that a neighbor/resident was responsible for the gunfire, but since they found the shell casings, at least there’s the chance of a possible ballistics match at some point down the road (figurative road, not literal) …

      • Trickycoolj May 24, 2016 (11:11 am)

        I know that’s not the exact address but the entire block is SHA so that’s why I asked. 

  • HelpDelridge May 24, 2016 (8:17 am)

    Wonder if this is the gang activity that constantly shows up in the neighborhood? Particularly at the low income housing just down the way from this residence. Always in red. May have been a premeditated attack considering these party buses were shot at in the neighborhood three months ago.

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